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Working in the early years as Architects From Mars in Los Angeles in the 1980's and later moving to the East Coast in 2000 John & Lou formed Patrou Phelps. Fast forward another decade or so and they changed their name to Image Faucet, a boutique design firm serving New York City and Hudson Valley clients. John and Lou have a current and past client list that includes the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center, Message Labs NY, Welchs Beverage Corp, Coty Beauty, Simone Development, Harlem Lofts, Cold Spring Living, Catskill Concepts, 13th Street Theater, PS41, PACE University and the NY Ad Council to name a few.

Image Faucet offers photography, video and visual design for businesses large and small, from Manhattan and throughout the Hudson Valley. They have been in business together for over 30 years.

L O C A T I O N   P H O T O   A N D   V I D E O  -  S I L E N T  L I V E   P E R F O R M A N C E   C O V E R A G E

Image Faucet films four performances of Mary Poppins for Public School 41 in Greenwich Village


Shooting building exteriors in Queens (left) for a realtor's custom promotional poster (right)


New York Women in Film & Television Awards - The Hilton Ballroom, NYC & The Annual Holiday House NYC Fundraiser Event to fight Breast Cancer

John filming Australian rock icons Brian Cadd & Russell Morris career retrospective concert with orchestra, The Conservatorium, Brisbane, Australia

L O U   P A T R O U

Lou was a US Navy photographer and filmmaker in the mid 1970’s. After graduating US Naval School of Photography in Pensacola Florida, he traveled the United States and Atlantic Fleet working in an elite motion picture unit called Combat Camera Group. He covered countless Navy events and ship commissionings and news items such as following the USS Constitution on the 4th of July around the Boston Harbor. He worked for the Armed Forces Television Network in Norfolk on several projects producing fleet entertainment & news. He interviewed Admiral Denton after he had returned as one of the longest held Vietnam POWs. He deployed to the Mediterranean and covered US interests in the region which included filming the evacuation of civilians from war-torn Beirut while unarmed.

After leaving the Navy he worked freelance in Hollywood for two decades on film crews as a Camera Operator and Lighting Tech, where he worked on Feature Films, TV shows, Commercials and Documentaries and has an IMDB profile under the name Louis Patrou..

Lou has an extensive photographic background as well. With years working as a lab technician in some of the biggest photo labs in Los Angeles, processing and printing color and black & white media for everyone from Ron Galella super Paparazzi to Paramount and Universal Studios. He also worked in big events production in Southern California where he worked for all the major film studios and events production houses such as Nights Of Neon, Killingsworth Productions and Concept Design. He has hands-on experience with everything from setting up complicated stage sets & logistics to working with crews and vendors on such projects as the Academy Awards, the Herb Alpert Tour, the MTV Awards and countless conventions and product roll outs for companies such as Disney, 20Th Century Fox, Apple, Honda and Kawasaki.

Over his years in Hollywood, Lou attended classes in Film History, Sound For Film and Film Editing at LACC and later dabbled in animation classes in Burbank with the Animation Union.

Along the way, Lou has also been an exhibiting fine artist his entire life and in the last 20 years he has been developing designs for license and product usage. Lou’s art and designs have been written about and published in many magazines and blogs around the world, Italy, Ecuador, France and the U.K.. He has exhibited his prints, paintings and drawings in Los Angeles, London, New Orleans, New York and San Diego. His work can be seen at

Lou with one of his drawings in Chelsea NYC show

Lou's painting (far left) at Cartoon Network Show San Diego & Lou's drawing in Hudson NY show

Lou's fine art Press and Publications

Lou's booth at Licensing Expo - Las Vegas (left) - The Art of Angels Exhibition - London Tube (center) and The Hank & Sylvie Billboard - Mardi Gras New Orleans (right)


MAKE-A-BOUQUET, ARTY PARTY & WALLFLOWERS was created by Lou and is currently being positioned for licensing.

J O H N   D A L L A S  P H E L P S
John possesses a rare combination of visual, technical and creative skills gathered from years of contributing to all types of film, music, advertising, publishing, web and media projects. He entered the creative arts in his teens in Australia, studying classical piano until the Beatles appeared, a change of music direction occurred, as a member of the pop group The Avengers. Within the year the Avengers had a double sided hit record and were voted 3rd most popular group in the country.

John and THE AVENGERS perform on Australian Broadcast TV (left)   &  The Avengers on the cover of GO-SET, one of the top fan magazines of the day.

The band web site can be seen here:

The first single Listen Listen/Just One More Chance was a double sided hit & John (center) on keyboards

Avengers publicity shot & a hit chart showing both the A and B sides of the single


John's large 3-D wall sculpture of colored Xerox prints from his origianl photographs later became the Los Angeles Architects From Mars print.
A special lithograph of the image was produced by Architects From Mars and it was sold in print galleries throughout California in the nineties.


John publishes a photojournalism style web site called What About New York that features photography and video shot all around NYC and can be seen here:

On 5th Avenue with Paul McCartney and his wife, Nancy, in the March For Our Lives against gun violence

John's photography portfolio site:

A R C H I T E C T S   F R O M   M A R S
In the 1980s John and Lou got together as collaborating artists and started working together in Los Angeles as a design team calling themselves Architects From Mars working out of a studio in the Taft Building at Hollywood & Vine.. They worked on diverse projects... They created the animation set pieces to be filmed in track motion animation for the rock band Squeeze's music video. They provided sculpted elements to Chiat Day and provided framed wall sculptures for several Hard Rock Hotels, they worked on props for television commercials and illustration media for print projects. AFM published lithographs and postcards for the art and specialty markets and developed their paper engineered inventions and did illustrations for advertising and design work for music videos and other events.

They exhibited their sculptures at Fisher Museum of Art at the University of California. They staged special Pop Up art events with the Griffith Observatory in Los Anegles and print signing events in galleries throughout Southern California. Their "Martian" images spanned pages of Decor, The Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Magazine Main and The LA Weekly.

Their prints were in the Los Angeles City Hall, the offices of LA Taxi, The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the homes of Joan Rivers and Michael Richards.

John & Lou as Architects From Mars with the Director of the Griffith Observatory. costumes and makeup by Universal Studios, the Martians arrived for a high profile promotion.